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I know that officially in Australia, we're not allowed to complain about the rain. It's good for the farmers. It's great for bushfires. It's not great for mums of toddlers though. We had a playdate at a friend's house this morning. Evie must not have expended enough energy because she wasn't interested in napping this afternoon. I guess this signals the start of the end of the afternoon nap (Noooooooooo!).
Photo: the weather

Evie loves the rain because when it rains I let her wear her gumboots and carry her umbrella. She also loves jumping in muddy puddles (just like Peppa). I wouldn't mind an adult sized pair of her red gumboots. Evie is always dressed in clothing I secretly wish I could wear. (The boots and umbrella were gifts from Janet and Davina. Thanks ladies! I think they might also give Evie gifts they secretly want to wear.)
Jumping in muddy puddles Jumping in muddy puddles Jumping in muddy puddles


jess - 12th Nov 2013, 21:56 tags: nablopomo nablopomo13 photography evie


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Here are a few more photos from our visit to Sculpture by the Sea.

Happy girl with an ice block.
Sculpture by the Sea

Bubble no. 5 by Qian Sihua
Sculpture by the Sea

There's many a slip by Ken Unsworth. I like how the skeleton looks over Waverly Cemetery.
Sculpture by the Sea

Nomadic city: lest we forget by Sally Kidall
Sculpture by the Sea

Happy floating dream cloud by Kathy Allam
Sculpture by the Sea

Plastic world by Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya
Sculpture by the Sea


More photos (slideshow) on Flickr.

jess - 11th Nov 2013, 18:53 tags: nablopomo nablopomo13 sxs sxs13


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Just a teaser tonight. Andrew, Evie and I managed to squeeze in Sculpture by the Sea on Saturday on its last weekend. It was a bit hard to be inspired by the artworks as it was such a very hot day. Evie enjoyed the walk and looking at the artwork. I think she really enjoyed the ice block she got to eat at 10 in the morning (Mummy's fault. It was so hot! I needed something to cool me down.)

I'll leave you now with a few photos of Lucy Humphrey's Horizon. It was my favourite sculpture and definitely a crowd favourite. It's so photogenic! There are lots of beautiful photos of it on the internet. So hard to get a unique perspective of it. Here are my attempts.

Horizon by Lucy Humphrey
Horizon by Lucy Humphrey
Horizon by Lucy Humphrey
Horizon by Lucy Humphrey
Horizon by Lucy Humphrey


jess - 10th Nov 2013, 20:44 tags: nablopomo nablopomo13 sxs sxs13 explore_sydney


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Well, Evie agrees with Mummy and Daddy. She can stay.

Happy!
Happy

Surprised!
Surprised

Cranky!
Cranky


jess - 9th Nov 2013, 20:17 tags: nablopomo nablopomo13 selfie evie


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The other day the SMH Backpacker blog by Ben Groundwater listed travel photography's biggest cliches. They were: holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, pinching the top of the Taj Mahal, the sparkling Eiffel Tower, any sunset... anywhere, Christ (the Redeemer)-MCA, depth perception at the Uyuni Salt Flats, the jumping photo, "that spot" at Machu Picchu, eating a huge burger in the US, imitating a statue, hot dogs or legs?, Abbey Road, wearing a keffiyeh at the pyramids and any selfie, anywhere.

When I search back through our travel photos; we're guilty of more than a few of these. If we've been there then we've probably taken the cliched shot. And you know what! I say Boo to Ben Groundwater. People take these photos because they are fun to do. Just because a million people have taken them before doesn't mean it's not fun to do them yourself.

I especially love the jumping shots and selfie shots because it adds the element of the unknown back into the photograph. We used to take photos with film and not know how they would turn out until the film was developed. When you take jumping or selfie shots you never know quite how they are going to turn out.

Here we are holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa...
Jess Andrew

The Eiffel Tower as a disco ball.
Disco Ball

Here are a few of our many sunset shots.
Sunset on Christmas Day
Ice-skating at Sunset
Sunset at Oia

A selection of our jump shots.
Jump @ Giant's Causeway
Jump: Jess is levitating

Jess and the Lady Jump!
Here we are at "that spot" at Machu Picchu.
Peru: Machu Picchu

We've also imitated statues.
Jess
The missing Ramses

This one is a double whammy. Jumping and imitating a statue!
Jump shot

Andrew wearing a keffiyeh in Egypt (not at the Pyramids but it is a selfie so maybe that makes up for it).
Andrew

And you all know that we LOVE a selfie.
Italy: Venice
Selfie: group photo
Empire State Building: Brrr, we look cold
Sphinx
Welcome back to London

(We're missing is Abbey road. I think we felt sorry for the bus drivers who travel down Abbey Route. Always having to stop for tourists taking the classic Beatles photo.)

jess - 8th Nov 2013, 14:55 tags: nablopomo nablopomo13 photography travel


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